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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan finds rich rare earth deposits on seabed

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... manufacturing and used in products including wind turbines and iPods. The proving of resources is significant for Japan, which currently relies largely on China, the source of around 90 per cent ... technologies. Japan faces an urgent task to secure stable supplies,” said a statement by researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Butterfly's amazing flight from Japan to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Discovery of butterfly that flew 2,500km from Japan to Hong Kong makes scientists reconsider the migratory prowess of local species Light shed on mystery of butterfly ... this one bore such writing. Checking information from elsewhere, they found it had been marked in Osaka, Japan, on October 10. In the 83 days since, it had flown an astonishing 2,500 kilometres- ...

  3. Japan has made remarkable progress in responding to earthquake disaster

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... March 11 is a date now etched in Japan's collective consciousness. We will not forget the outpouring of support and expressions of solidarity that Japan received from the international community. For this I take this opportunity to reiterate Japan's heartfelt appreciation. Japan has made remarkable progress in responding to the disaster over the past year. I am ...

  4. Images to 'revive' Japan

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Five students at the University of Hong Kong have organised a photography competition, 'Japan, Endless Discovery', to promote the revitalisation of the nation. It marks the first anniversary of the massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated Japan and caused a nuclear disaster. Hongkongers Kastia Chan, Jerry Zhang, Monica Shing, Carmen Chow ...

  5. Beijing, Seoul end summit with aid offers for Japan

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China and South Korea yesterday offered to help Japan improve its nuclear safety and pledged more disaster relief in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The leaders ... for the summit, following the earthquake that devastated Japan and triggered a tidal wave that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and caused radiation leaks. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto ...

  6. Japan warned about 'illegal' interference

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China yesterday accused Japan of interfering with the normal aviation activities of Chinese military aircraft near the disputed Diaoyu Islands ... kilometres from the Diaoyus- an uninhabited group of islands which are under Japanese control but which China and Taiwan both lay claim to. The aircraft did not enter Japanese air space, but Japan ...

  7. Halt in output of rare earths set to hit Japan

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Moody's, said the three major carmakers in Japan- Toyota, Honda and Nissan- had already been preparing themselves for fluctuations in the supply of rare-earth materials. They rely on the minerals ... to strengthen against the US dollar. Japan consumes two-thirds of China's rare-earth exports for industrial use, according to a report by Moody's released last year. The Japanese government ...

  8. Wen set to meet victims of quake and tsunami during summit in Japan

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao will soon venture into another disaster zone to show the caring face of the central government, but this time he will be doing it overseas - in Japan. Speaking ... he attended a summit between the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea next weekend. 'I want to meet the Japanese people affected by the disaster,' Wen said. Wen is always among ...

  9. Japan's history shows it will bounce back

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... power plant and Japan's recovery. Aid has flooded in from all nations and organisations such as the Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres. But aid can only do so much. The Japanese government says the rebuilding could cost the country up to US$309 billion. One would think that with those costs, and Japan's declining economy, this would take several decades to complete. ...

  10. Business should face up to Japan's nuclear threat

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng The nuclear crisis in Japan is in fact out of control. The way it's being handled and the latest developments have fully exposed the incompetence and dereliction of duty ... kilometres to stay indoors or evacuate voluntarily- far below the 80 kilometres the US government set for its nationals in Japan. How can the Japanese authorities still have any credibility ...




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